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What We're Reading - Looking to 2021
As we head into the holiday season, we hope you get some well-deserved time off to reflect on all the great work you and your chambers have done during a challenging 2020. As we look ahead to the new year, we wanted to share a short reading list that highlights a few key trends and insights as you plan for 2021.
- LinkedIn recently asked its community of influences to share big ideas likely to change our world. The result was 24 ideas that will shape 2021.
- A recent Upwork Future Workforce Pulse Report surveyed 1,000 hiring managers and future hiring plans and the future of remote work. Those hiring managers believe that nearly 27 percent of the workforce will remain remote.
- The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council met on Dec. 8 and developed recommendations for the incoming Biden Administration that focused on four key areas: the economy, America’s role in the world, trade and China policy and inequity and inclusion in the workplace and society.
- A recent Entrepreneur magazine article highlighted a tend where underrepresented communities are building their own funding networks.
- A new report from Strada Education Network and Lumina Foundation explored the important role of intermediaries, like chambers, to provide leadership and strengthen public-private partnerships to tackle big community challenges.
- A recent conversation between Amy Liu, vice president and director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, and Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of the Lumina Foundation explored opportunities to redesign education, training and the workplace to adapt to an increasingly automated world.
- A new National Skills Coalition policy brief explores ways to boost digital literacy and help workers acquire industry-specific digital skills.